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DesvignesBeaujolais "L`Aube à Javernières"
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. 2020 is the first vintage of L'Aube à Javernières and the first Desvignes wine to not be 100% cru Morgon. That said, the .84-hectare parcel of 20-30-year-old vines grows in deep clay soils right at the edge of the Javernières just below the Côte du Py. Viticulture and vinification are...
Organic
DB3303-20
Terres DoréesBeaujolais L'Ancien Vieilles Vignes
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. L'Ancien comes from Jean Paul's oldest vines--hence the name of the wine--in his home village of Charnay in the southern Beaujolais. They range in age from 40 to 60 years old and are planted on slopes sporting the area's signature sandy clay-limestone soils, featuring the particular...
Organic
DB8957-19
Terres DoréesBeaujolais Nouveau L'Ancien
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. The Terres Dorées L'Ancien vines are Jean Paul's oldest vines at 40-60 years old. They grow on the sandy clay-limestone hills in his home village of Charnay in the southern Beaujolais and yield small, thick-skinned berries. The farming is organic and harvest manual. The earliest harvest...
Organic
DB0376-20
Terres DoréesBeaujolais Rosé d'Folie
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. From Jean-Paul Brun’s organically farmed home vines in Charnay in the southern Beaujolais. Hand harvest; direct press; natural-yeast fermentation and aging in steel tank; malo; minimal sulfur. Bright-pink with racy, crisp acidity and a long finish that is more mineral than fruity.
Organic
DB0429-20
Descombes, GeorgesBeaujolais Villages
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Organic
DB5705-18
Descombes, GeorgesBeaujolais Villages
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Organic
DB5705-19
Descombes, GeorgesBrouilly
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Organic
DB0479-18
Renardat-FâcheCerdon du Bugey
Gamay from Bugey, France
58% Gamay/42% Poulsard. The certified-organic fruit is picked by hand, pressed and fermented in cold vats until it reaches about 6% alcohol. After a light filtration that leaves most of the active yeast in the unfinished wine, it is bottled and continues its fermentation, finishing at about 7.5-8%...
Organic
DB8972-20
Renardat-FâcheCerdon du Bugey "Initiale"
Gamay from Bugey, France
96% Gamay/4% Poulsard. in 2021 we are seeing the first release of this new non-vintage wine from Renardat. It is made identically to their classic Cerdon. The certified-organic fruit is picked by hand, pressed and fermented in cold vats until it reaches about 6% alcohol. After a light filtration...
Organic
DB3340-NV
Descombes, GeorgesChiroubles Vieilles Vignes
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Organic
DB2964-18
Descombes, GeorgesChiroubles Vieilles Vignes
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Organic
DB2964-19
Descombes, GeorgesFleurie Vieilles Vignes
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Organic
DB2255-18
Descombes, GeorgesFleurie Vieilles Vignes
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Organic
DB2255-19
Terres DoréesFRV 100 Rosé (2018)
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. The name "FRV100" is a play on the word “effervescent”--which becomes more apparent when you sound out the letters and number in French--and is indicative of the playfulness of this off-dry, sparkling rosé. From organically farmed estate Gamay on limestone clay soils in the southern...
Organic
DB8331-18
Forgues, ValérieGamay Touraine Rouge
Gamay from Loire, France
100% Gamay. Averaging 20 years of age, Valérie's Gamay vines are planted on clay-limestone soils in the heart of the Cher valley of the Touraine region in the Loire. She farms them organically (soon to be certified) and harvests them by hand as of the 2016 vintage. The grapes are destemmed and...
Organic
DB8825-17
Descombes, GeorgesMorgon
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Organic
DB8969-19
Descombes, GeorgesMorgon
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Organic
DB8969-18
DesvignesMorgon "La Voûte Saint-Vincent"
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. The beginning of the Desvignes range is La Voûte Saint Vincent, which comes from various estate parcels in the Morgon climat of Douby, north of and just below the Côte du Py. Douby has deep, sandier, granitic soils and yields a more supple style of Morgon compared to Py's famously...
Organic
DB0392-20
DesvignesMorgon Corcelette
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. Louis-Benoît and Claude Emanuelle had been interested in exploring terroir in Morgon outside of their usual estate parcels, and the short 2016 and 2017 vintages in their own vineyards gave them added motivation to  start sourcing a bit of fruit for the first time, in this case from the...
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DB5602-20
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DesvignesMorgon Côte du Py
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. Desvignes farms 3 hectares on the Côte du Py, which is famous for its roche pourrie or "rotten rock" of manganese-rich, decomposed schist, which makes for notably structured, long-lived wines. Their parcels average 70 years old and have a cooler northeastern exposure at the top of the...
Organic
DB0393-20
DesvignesMorgon Javernières
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. Desvignes has two hectares of vines averaging 35 years old in the historic Morgon lieu-dit of Javernières at the foot of the famous hill of the Côte du Py. The soils are much heavier and stickier with iron-rich red clay here versus the more schistous "rotten rock" up the Py hill. The...
Organic
DB0345-20
DesvignesMorgon Javernières "Les Impénitents"
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. From Desvignes' three oldest parcels--planted in 1912 and 1914, totalling 0.8 hectare in the historic Morgon lieu-dit of Javernières at the foot of the famous hill of Côte du Py. The soils are much heavier and stickier with iron-rich red clay here versus the more schistous "rotten rock...
Organic
DB8377-20
DesvignesMorgon Montpelain
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
100% Gamay. The Montepelain parcel used to be folded into the "La Voûte Saint-Vincent" but its own character is so distinct that it has been bottled singly since the 2017 vintage. This half-hectare of 80-year-old vines sits on silty soils of sand and clay, on a level site on the eastern edge of the...
Organic
DB5601-20
Descombes, GeorgesMorgon Vieilles Vignes
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
   
Organic
DB0402-18
Descombes, GeorgesMorgon Vieilles Vignes
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
   
Organic
DB0402-19
Descombes, GeorgesRégnié
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Organic
DB3883-18
Descombes, GeorgesRégnié Vieilles Vignes
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Organic
DB4164-18
Descombes, GeorgesSaint-Amour Vieilles Vignes
Gamay from Beaujolais, France
Organic
DB5337-18
Renardat-FâcheVDF "Au Commencement"
Gamay from Bugey, France
100% Poulsard. "Au Commencement" is a brand-new wine from Renardat in the 2020 vintage. As for their Cerdon wines, the certified-organic Poulsard is harvested by hand, spontaneously fermented in vat and bottled while still fermenting; no sulfur is added at any point. The wine finished at 11.5% with...
Organic
DB3337-20
Vins ContésVDF "R20"
Gamay from Loire, France
50% Cabernet Franc/40% Grolleau/10% Côt. "R" for "rouge" is the base of the wine's name--the  second part simply reflects the vintage, e.g. "R20" in 2020. The blend changes annually to some degree. From organically farmed, hand-harvested estate vines averaging 40 years old. Vins Contés reds are all...
Organic
DB0470-20
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duVDF "Vin Rosé" (Gamay)
Gamay from Loire, France
100% Gamay. The Puzelats source organically farmed fruit from friends in the Touraine as well as in the Beaujolais for their rosé. Whole-cluster direct press; spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts; malolactic fermentation; aged in tank; bottled without fining or filtering and with minimal...
Organic
DB8376-20
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duVDF "Vin Rouge" (Gamay)
Gamay from Loire, France
100% Gamay. As for their entry-level white Vin Blanc, the Vin Rouge is made with sourced, organically farmed fruit from friends in the Cher Valley (the Puzelats' home turt in the Touraine) as well as in Beaujolais in this vintage. The bunches are kept whole and fermented spontaneously and...
Organic
DB1023-20
Tue-Boeuf, Clos duVDF Rosé "Tutti Frutti"
Gamay from Loire, France
Pineau d'Aunis/Menu Pineau/Pineau de la Loire (Chenin Blanc)/other. Tutti Frutti is a whimsically named field blend rosé from a small (under a hectare) parcel of centenarian vines of rare native Loire varieties in the Cher Valley of the Touraine (about 30 km. from Tue-Boeuf). The Puzelats...
Organic
DB2352-19